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Any rumor when 2014 dates come out?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by minnieandmickey, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Anal Annie

    Anal Annie <font color=magenta>....at least I KNOW I'm a kook

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    WHY on earth would they run all 4 ships out of FL? I think that sort of plan just might provoke some bargain sailing prices or KSF deals.
     
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  3. mellers

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    I live on the West Coast, and what I would like to see is, after the Alaska season, running a 7-day, "up-down-the-coast" cruise from Vancouver, BC, with overnights in San Francisco, a side trip to Catalina Island and ending up in San Diego or LA, through Christmas. It would pull in the snowbirds who need transportation to or from Vancouver and Seattle to the sun. Put together an "add-on" for Disneyland. For the worst part of winter, run a cruise roundtrip from San Francisco to Hawaii. Then, as it gets warmer in the spring, run one-ways between Vancouver and Hawaii until the Alaska season gets cooking again.

    Also, now that the Wonder is headed for the East Coast, switch it out and send the Magic. It might be worth another round of Alaska if we could do it on a different ship.
     
  4. GaDisneyFreak

    GaDisneyFreak Earning My Ears

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    I wonder if Disney regrets building two new ships instead of just one now.:rolleyes1
     
  5. DMMarla07860

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    I'm hoping a ship leaves from. NYC, don't care where it goes only has to leave from NYC if not might cruise a different line
     
  6. Raspberry Beret

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    I don't know about that but IMO, it sure seems like they are having creativity issues with planning itineraries for more than two ships. ;)
     
  7. deanimal

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    It seems so odd to me that they're drawing out the announcement this late if they don't have anything new or exciting to offer. I can see the delay if they're putting together new and exciting itineraries, but for same old, same old? :confused3

    At least for me it's looking like I won't have to feel so bad about 2014 being "the year we probably won't be able to cruise"!
     
  8. SG101

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    I agree as I'm on the West Coast as well, but I would love some 3 - 5 day Roundtrips from LA with ports of San Diego, Catalina, San Francisco. I don't care which combination, but I don't want to pay for airfare with these 1 way trips up or down the coast.
     
  9. sammatt

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    I had heard rumors from the Cruise Baltic representative that they are trying to get Disney to come there in 2014. Maybe they're working out those details.
     
  10. tufbuf

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    That would be great if it's true. The cast members were saying they didn't make money on the Baltic cruise.
     
  11. Chee Chick

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    I think that there are just not enough people willing to pull their kids out of school to fill 4 ships. Especially when DCL is offering the same old itineraries that most have already done numerous times. If they offer something new and different, it may encourage more people to sail during the school year.

    I really wish DCL would do a sailing to Belize and Roatan from Galveston. The Carnival Magic does this itinerary. I would book that in a heartbeat.
     
  12. ruadisneyfan2

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    How about some 10-nt cruises to the Southern Caribbean for Aruba, Curacao, S.America, etc.? Anything besides the same 6 ports. How about doing all of us with school-age kids a favor and just cruise the PC back & forth a couple times during the summer just for the heck of it? There's no way we could pull our kids out for 2 weeks during the school year.
    How about all the other islands named in that Beach Boys song? :rotfl2: :rolleyes1
     
  13. tajz90

    tajz90 Mama D

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    I'm good with South America. I'd like Hawaii when the kids aren't in school.

    Anything and everything in Europe.
     
  14. disneymagicgirl

    disneymagicgirl Been there, Done that, Going back!

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    Would also be nice if they would switch up the weeks for eastern and western itineraries sometimes, so that if you cruise the same week a few years in a row, you don't go to the same ports every time......for us it's a western over again.
     
  15. disneydreaming92701

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    Yes I agree this isn't a too many ship issue this is a creativity and port issue. Shocking considering it is Disney.
     
  16. Susiesark

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    All us West-Coasters are on the same page. It's too expensive and time consuming to fly to another coast to cruise. I like the idea of the Pacific Coast cruise, maybe adding a stop in Santa Barbara (not keen on Catalina). The only problem with that itinerary is they would have to stop in a foreign port, and the only option is Ensenada. Of course, no one is forcing us to get off of the ship while we are docked. pirate:
     
  17. luv2sleep

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    I'm with you. :thumbsup2
     
  18. madscrapper

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    I think it's a combination of a few factors:

    1) Disney is associated with being a cruise for kids and with a lot of kids. That assumption drives away the adults without kids or those who want to cruise without their own kids. Disney needs to better market themselves to adults without driving away their bread and butter - families. Not saying it's easy, but to be competitive they should.

    2) The itineraries are too repetitive. While no new countries are being discovered, Disney could do a better jobs of getting to a variety of the ones that exist. Vary the number of days - the longer crises seem to be selling in Europe (until the PIF date arrives) - why not try longer cruises here that can hit ports new to Disney

    3) Even in Europe, the 7 nights are the same. We will be in Europe 2013 to visit family and I would love to do a Disney cruise - we did the Med in 2010. The 7 night cruise hit the same ports. Even in Europe there is nothing different for a 7 night cruise.

    4) They are over-priced. Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean both have new ships and lots to offer for kids. Carnival is doing a lot to revamp their "party" image. Disney is charging a lot of money to go to the same places year after year. All 3 lines can offer Disney a run for their money.

    We have loved our 2 Disney cruises, but both were at discounted rates booked after the paid-in-full date. I would love to cruise Disney again, but the price needs to be better as do the itineraries.

    Jeannine
     
  19. MAJPLO

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    Meeee toooo. Leaving from the west coast would eliminate airfare for us and we'd be MUCH more likely to be able to cruise.
     
  20. MAJPLO

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    Also living on the west coast I completely agree that I'd like to see a west coast based ship. Not on board with the Pacific Coast route-I live here so I don't want to pay cruise dollars for Disney to take me an hour away from where I spend everyday anyway. SF to Hawaii YES!!! I'd even go for Vancouver to Hawaii even though I'd have to pay for airfare. I have no interest in any Alaska cruise whatsoever. Maybe after I've cruised more and had my fill of the warm, sunny, tropical ports I could stomach Alaska. Otherwise, take me to Hawaii or out of the country!!!
     
  21. deanimal

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    Yes, yes, yes and yes.

    The longer they wait to put out 2014, the more I'm inclined to agree with the people who say they over priced themselves into a corner in 2013. Price more reasonably in 2014 and a bunch of people jump ship from 2013, keep prices up and have trouble filling ships.

    And how crazy is it that I've been on four cruises in my life, two caribbean, one Alaska (with other lines) and one Mexican riviera with DCL, and after our Feb Bahamas cruise I'll have been to almost every port DCL offers from North America. No wonder experienced cruisers are begging for new ports.
     

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